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#1 Epix Scene

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Posted 22 March 2010 - 03:41 PM

I Use :

Avira AntiVir Free Version
ThreatFire Free Version
MalwareBytes Free Version

Im Thinking Of Add Either Regprot or Winpatrol.
What Do You guys Use? ALSO! Im Also Concidering Using Microsoft Security Essentials
Since Its A Real Time Antispyware not an antivirus.

What Are You Opinions?
Fire Wall: Comodo Firewall
Anti-virus: Avast! 5.0 Free Anti-virus
Web Browser: Fire-Fox w/ WOT,Ab-plus,TACO 3.0
On Demand Scanner: MalwareBytes AntiMalware,Hit-Man Pro 3.5
"i prevent the malware, the other stuff are just my sidekicks" -Epix Scene

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#2 xblindx


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Posted 22 March 2010 - 04:16 PM

MSE is an antivirus program.....

Microsoft Security Essentials provides real-time protection for your home PC that guards against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software.

Source: http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/
I think you are fine how you are. Threatfire is just a memory hog in my opinion though, a better program in my opinion is Comodo, but only for its Firewall which includes Defense+ which is a HIPS based protection (same thing as Threatfire, but better).

Comodo has just released Internet Security 4.0, and from what I have noticed, is that it is GREATLY improved. I switched from avast! 5 and haven't had any regrets thus far. Its completely free and can be downloaded here

Edited by xblindx, 22 March 2010 - 04:16 PM.

#3 Romeo29


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Posted 22 March 2010 - 04:43 PM

MSE is an antivirus product, you should not install both AntiVir and MSE. Instead of AntiVir or MSE, use avast! which has both antivirus and anti-spyware and has better detection rate.

Edited by Romeo29, 24 March 2010 - 11:38 AM.

#4 saint satin stain

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Posted 24 March 2010 - 05:37 AM


Use a router with SPI firewall.

Online Armor Premium,
Tall emu also makes a fine free version
Prevx 3.0,
among the best anti virus and anti spyware products
Sandboxie and SpywareBlaster
protect against attacks on browsers
Trojan Remover,
default scan at boot
protects against scripts

Actually the ones above are really enough protection if you have a hardened system by disabling unneeded Services and use of Group Policy to configure Local Security Policies. Microsoft has a template for the stand alone computer for those unfamiliar with the Group Policy Editor/Local Security Policy.

Dont just depend on security programs; harden your system and harden your brain. Don't let malware in your computer and stupid ideas in your brain.

One or two at minimum ondemand anti rootkit scanners
and may add SUPERAntiSpyware or one other anti spyware scanners to your security.

Edited by saint satin stain, 24 March 2010 - 06:08 AM.

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